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Episode 57: Tech Trends | Worksite Automation

Tuesday, April 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: LiDAR MarketPeggy Smedley talks all about LiDAR, and how it impacts construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Tech TrendsJohn Walewski... Continue Reading

Fall Protection Ascending to New Heights

Preventing falls is an essential safety component on every construction job site, and it’s for this reason that the market is continuing to evolve and grow.The fall protection market is expected to grow faster than other PPE... Continue Reading

Cutting Equipment Market Grows

A growing construction industry, new orders in manufacturing industries, and public expenditure from government will drive the market for cutting equipment, accessories, and consumables across the world.The global market for cutting... Continue Reading

Know What’s Below – Call 811 Before You Dig

Over the past 10 years there has been steady promotion of 811 – the national “Call Before You Dig” phone number to request to have underground lines (electricity, natural gas, water, sewer and pipelines) marked prior to... Continue Reading

Technology Impacts On Future of Infrastructure

With the possibility of some of the projects on President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan being approved, the future of the nation’s infrastructure is a hot topic and front and center for all to see. The American... Continue Reading

Extending Your In-Equipment Tech

Construction equipment manufacturers continue to deliver new technology inside equipment, changing the way processes are done at the construction jobsite.As one example, John Deere extended its JDLink in-base subscription service from... Continue Reading

Pervious Pavement Soaking Up Growth

The pervious pavement market is gaining momentum in the modern construction industry, due to factors such as growing concern about storm water management, depletion of ground water level and reduced environmental impact, as the materials... Continue Reading

Innovation in Construction Equipment

Construction equipment continues to evolve, thanks to new technology advancements, and it will impact how the jobsite operates in the future.As one example, Bosch Rexroth debut a variety of new systems, the new iCube display as well as... Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia Construction Equipment Boom

A growing construction market, an expansion of metros and airports, construction of new hotels and malls, along with growing metal and mining sectors are some of the key factors that have fueled growth of the construction-equipment... Continue Reading

Simplify Sharing and Mapping

Mapping and share data is essential in the construction industry, especially when it comes to inspections. The good news is technology continues to advance.As one example, sewer inspection reporting and asset-management software... Continue Reading

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Excavator Tech Really Digs in At Jobsite

Construction companies will get a hand on the jobsite in the form of a new excavator. Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., have teamed up to bring a high-tech excavator to the market in Japan.The new 20-ton class ... Continue Reading

Drone Investments Take Flight

Drones on the jobsite aren’t commonplace yet, but new technologies and market projections have them popping up all over the place. Dronomy, the construction drone-software start-up, has secured investments to propel the market forward... Continue Reading

A Look inside 3D Printers

Most 3D printer users are restricted to printing only certain types of designs because there are limited options available when it comes to support material, or support structures. This is one of the current challenges that exists in the... Continue Reading

ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

When it comes to the technology trends and what contractors need to think about as technology rapidly changes; top of mind will be: How do I make my fleet safer and become more efficient without having a bunch of disparate systems... Continue Reading

ITS: The Future Is Here

In early November, Americans went to the polls to choose their new leaders. And the outcome of this election will impact what steps are taken to improve infrastructure—and how technology will play a role.Regardless of how the election... Continue Reading

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

Episode 47: Smarter Jobsites | Aggregates

TUESDAY, February 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Funding New TechHost Peggy Smedley shares the latest news related to electric and hybrid vehicles. Listen Now Segment 2: Smarter, Safer... Continue Reading

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